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Meaning of CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION

Pronunciation:  kun'spikyoous kun'sumpshun

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  buying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth
 
 See Also: consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: carpe diem, dissipation, extravagance, incontinence, intemperance, lavishness, leaking purse, loose purse strings, overgenerosity, overgenerousness, overliberality, pound-foolishness, prodigality, profligacy, profuseness, profusion, reckless expenditure, reckless spending, squandering, squandermania, waste, wastefulness
 

 

 

 

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